Archive | March, 2012

Sewing machine where have you been all my life!

26 Mar

6 months after I kept saying ‘I’m definitely going to buy a sewing machine’ I did and well well well…….I’m in love. It’s lovely, shiny and red. Bought from John Lewis for £49….bargain! A brilliant beginner machine which I would highly recommend………. I have named her Bertha.

I haven’t sewed since school and was slightly horrified when reading the machine manual! I remember enjoying my textiles class but at the time was completely obsessed with Take That so obviously found it a little hard to concentrate on sewing 2 pieces of material together! Finally at 30 I’m over my Take That obsession (just) and can concentrate on what I’m doing (sort of). After getting to grips with my lovely red Betha and reading the manual 10 times I was off and boy you can’t stop me now! Thought I’d share some of the projects I’ve done so far.

Cushion with side zip

Makeup bag

Waist Apron



My Mum’s Wholemeal Sultana Loaf

18 Mar

I’m totally missing my Mum today so thought i’d make her wonderfull Wholemeal Sultana Loaf. She used to make this when I was a child. It made the house smell amazing and gave it a big warm hug. It’s tasty, simple to make and fabulous with a cuppa. Enjoy x


  • 40z Wholemeal flour
  • 4oz Golden Caster Sugar
  • 4oz Butter
  • 4 oz Sultanas
  • 2 medium eggs
  • Splash of milk
  • Demerara Sugar for topping


  • Heat oven to 160 c
  • Line a loaf tin with baking parchment
  • Mix all of the indredients (except demerara sugar) until well incorporated
  • Pour into the lined tin
  • Place in the oven and bake for appox 1 hour adding a sprinkle of demerara sugar half way through


This is me!

15 Mar

Hi everyone! Welcome to my new blog about life, love and all things crafty. Hope you enjoy x